Back pain care guidelines
endorse non-surgical care approaches
like spinal manipulation. So who provides non-surgical care? A recent
study just stated that “Chiropractic is one of the
largest manual therapy professions in the US and internationally.” (1) Yes! Chiropractors like your Manahawkin chiropractor at Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
relish that role. Your Manahawkin
chiropractor helps Manahawkin back pain and neck pain
patients get relief of the pain and improve
their quality of life.
New Back Pain Care Guidelines
The latest guideline for non-surgical treatment
for recent onset back and/or leg pain recommends patient education (including
a talk about treatment outcome), exercise (advice
to keep active) and manual therapy, not routine imaging, targeted treatment,
extraforaminal glucocorticoid injection, paracetamol, NSAIDs and opioids. (2) Chiropractic
offers all three!
Who Sees a Chiropractor?
24% of US adults seek out chiropractic
care in their lifetime. 8.4% of US adults sought
chiropractic care in the past year. (1) Why don’t more patients seek
chiropractic care? The back pain care guidelines written by
groups like the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society call
for non-surgical methods like spinal manipulation. (3) Even
the physical therapists are frustrated! “Although therapies
delivered by PTs are promoted as a first-line treatment for low back pain, PT
referral rates remain low.” Only 10.1% of primary care provider visits for low
back pain ended with a physical therapy referral. A patient
with Medicare or Medicaid was even less likely to get a referral. Where
do these low back pain and leg pain
patients go? What do they do about their low back pain and leg pain sciatica?
They received opioid prescriptions more often. (4) Your Manahawkin chiropractor proposes
a non-surgical, non-drug way to pain relief.
Why Patients See a Chiropractor
But what inspires a visit to a
chiropractor like your Manahawkin chiropractor? Spine pain. 63% for
back pain and 30.2% for neck pain. (That sounds correct for Manahawkin Chiropractic Center,
too. Our Manahawkin chiropractic patients see us as the Manahawkin
back and neck pain specialists!) Further,
adults over 30 and those with spine pain were more likely to consult a chiropractor in the past year. 23%
of the chiropractic patients also received a prescription for their
back pain. 35% of them used over the counter medications for the same issue which they were seeing the chiropractor. 63.8% reported
that the combined care for their
spinal pain – medical and chiropractic – was helpful. (1) Your
Manahawkin chiropractor is excited to combine care! Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is ready to cooperate with your primary care physician whenever possible.
Schedule your Manahawkin chiropractic appointment
today. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center will reach out to your primary care physician. We are all on your side
and want the same thing: non-surgical pain relief suggested by the most recent back pain care guidelines and better
quality of life for you, our mutual Manahawkin back pain
patient or neck pain patient.